The Open Education System, Anadolu University, Turkey: e-transformation in a mega-university

Latchem C., ÖZKUL A. E., AYDIN C. H., MUTLU M. E.

OPEN LEARNING, vol.21, no.3, pp.221-235, 2006 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02680510600953203
  • Journal Name: OPEN LEARNING
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-235
  • Keywords: eLearning, e-Transformation, Mega-university, Open education
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Anadolu University in Turkey is one of the world's largest and least known mega-universities. Well over one million students in Turkey, the European Union and Northern Cyprus are enrolled in its Open Education System and yet few accounts of this dual-mode provider appear in the international literature. This article describes the evolution of the Anadolu Open Education System, explains how the Open Education Faculty operates and is now engaged in e-transformation, and considers the current and future issues confronting the institution.